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26 February 2004
POUND, Ezra. Typed letter signed ("Ezra Pound") with three-line autograph postscript and corrections, to T.E. Lawrence, 5 Holland Place Chambers, Kensington, August 1920. 1¼ pages, 4to.
"DOUBTLESS YOU HAVE VERY BAD TASTE..."
Pound tells Lawrence about the works by contemporary authors he has obtained for the Dial and chides Lawrence for his romantic tendencies: "Doubtless you have very bad taste; not that I mind the romantic, or even the academic and idyllic, if they can be found free of mental paralysis. Still .... I have already sent over to N.Y. one hundred delicious pages of Manning, which I hope will in due course be printed; and Conrad has said he will probably send on something some day or other, but has too many unfilled promises hanging over him to make any more; and two stories (or something) by D.H. Lawrence have been accepted ... through no particular fault of my own save that I asked Aldington to ask D.H.L. to send 'em in..." Pound concludes: "Is Yeats any worse than the last volume of Conrad's? & as for idyllic & romantic--thought they were W.B.Y.'s particular line." Published in Letters to T.E. Lawrence.
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